Nikoi Island Resort 3

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Nikoi is a 15 hectare private island 8km off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia. Located less than 85km from Singapore, traveling time from Tanah Merah ferry terminal is approximately two and a half hours. Long regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this relatively unspoilt coast, Nikoi is fortunate to have remained in pristine condition. It is ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs of spectacular colour and diversity and a coastline studded with magnificent white granite boulders that seemingly defy gravity. Rising to a height of 30m, the island also boasts a rain forest where colossal trees, including native Banyan trees, provide a sanctuary to a diverse population of local birds.

The design of the beach houses reflects both traditional Indonesian architecture and contemporary form.  Using driftwood and alang alang roofing to blend into the environment, each beach house incorporates a modern ensuite bathroom.  Providing “simple barefoot luxury” in a sublime setting. The beach houses utilise a unique double layered roof design to promote natural ventilation. This cooling system is enhanced by the use of overhead fans and the siting of each beach house just metres from the beach.  Ocean breezes and the unique cooling effect of the land mass provide a working example of “nature’s air-con”.

Handcrafted from driftwood with vernacular ‘alang alang’ grass roofs, the one and two and three bedroom stilted beach houses incorporate spacious upstairs bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies to maximise water views and catch cooling sea breezes. Privacy is guaranteed with all of the accommodation generously spaced out over a 5 hectare site on the western side of the island. The remaining 10 hectares are primarily rain-forest and it is the more environmentally sensitive portion of the island it has been preserved as a sanctuary.  There are no other hotels, restaurants or shops on the island; it is truly a private island.


There are a total of 15 beach houses (10 x one bedroom, 4 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom) with no plans to build any more.  On twin share basis we can comfortably accommodate 42 guests but we often have 50 or more staying as the re are an additional 7 bunk rooms in some of the houses and day beds can also be converted to additional beds.

All of our beach houses are just metres away from the beach and have glorious sea views.  They all have the same master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom upstairs and downstairs is the ultimate in chill out zones with an open-air lounge area complete with day beds, sun loungers, balé for massages and on request a bar and icebox can be provided.

Interiors introduce you to barefoot luxury at its very best. With vaulted ceilings, handmade electric fans and king sized beds resplendent in luxurious white cotton sheets draped with generous mosquito nets. Ensuite master bathrooms include hot water showers and modern fittings set amongst natural stone and wood.

Prices vary on seasonality and number of guests. Please contact our villa expert for a personalized quote.